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September: a time for new beginnings

September 6th, 2014

The Peter Rice Homestead is the home of the Marlborough Historical Society. (Photo/submitted)

By Linda Rennie, Marlborough Historical Society Marlborough – Just as youngsters start new school years, and programs begin anew, the community of Marlborough has a history of September beginnings. On Sept. 1, 1790, the Main Street through Marlborough became part of the great Post Road from Boston to Worcester. In September 1829, the Universalist Meeting [...]

Shrewsbury woman combines creative passions

September 6th, 2014

Pauline Bergassi works on a flower pressing.

Shrewsbury – An artist, a gardener and a teacher. While it sounds like the start to a joke, these are actually three trades that Pauline Bergassi of Shrewsbury discovered as appropriate avenues to fill her creative niche. Now retired from teaching high school – she taught English, creative writing, and journalism in Worcester and Hudson for 10 years – Bergassi has set out to prove that the ancient art of flower pressing is not dead.

Severe thunderstorms predicted for this evening

September 6th, 2014

Region – We have yet another potential severe weather event for later today into this evening. A cold front will be plowing across New England late this afternoon and evening, through the warm and very humid air mass currently in place. Air mass dynamics are set for some strong to severe thunderstorms and the additional lifting provided by the cold front will serve to exacerbate this condition.

Westborough police arrest man wanted in Montana

September 5th, 2014

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement today: On 9/5/14, the Westborough Police received a request from authorities in Montana to locate a suspect who had committed an armed robbery in their state. Sgt. Steven Reale and Ptl. Domenic Annunziata located William P. Monopoli age 29 at a facility in Westborough. They placed [...]

European Wax Center celebrates grand opening in Westborough

September 5th, 2014

Karen Chapman, the president of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce (far left) and Terri Radley, (middle, holding scissors) and the staff of the European Wax Center celebrate the grand opening of the franchise in Westborough. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Although the European Wax Center has 620 locations nationwide, including nine in Massachusetts, none were located in central Mass. That is, until Terri Radley opened a franchise at 290 Turnpike Road, in the Speedway Plaza, this summer.

Knight’s Airport Limousine Service promotes prostate cancer awareness initiative

September 5th, 2014

Knight’s Airport Limousine Service staff (l to r) Brian Lafortune, Paul Barker, Mark Ford, John Robert, Mike Stratton, Paul Moroney and Robert Hoover 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Knight’s Airport Limousine Service has partnered with the American Cancer Society on a campaign to promote prostate cancer awareness and raise funds toward researching the disease.

Avidia Charitable Foundation donates to Peaslee School PTO

September 5th, 2014

(l to r) Jennifer Cardoso, Northborough branch manager of Avidia Bank; Dr. Jill Barnhardt, principal of the Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School in Northborough; Liz Nolan, PTO chair; Meg Byron, PTO co-chair; and Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School in Northborough for playground upgrades. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.  

Northborough soldier is killed in Afghanistan

September 5th, 2014


Northborough – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier from Northborough who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28, died Sept. 4, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire. Arsenault was a paratrooper and a grenadier with B Company, 1st [...]

Hudson Youth Fest scheduled for Sat. Sept 6 is postponed

September 5th, 2014

Hudson – Unfortunately the Hudson Youth Fest scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, 1-5 pm has been POSTPONED  due to predicted thunderstorms. The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (Hudson YSAP) Coalition is working to reschedule this event for October. More details will be forthcoming very soon, according to organizers. To learn more about the Hudson YSAP [...]

Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade celebrates the movies

September 4th, 2014


Shrewsbury – On a beautiful summer Saturday, Aug. 30, 18 boats took to the waters of Lake Quinsigamond for a Boat Parade. The entrants were instructed to decorate their boats using the theme of “Favorite Movie.”

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